Position for a postdoctoral researcher: Analytical chemistry (chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques) applied to the analysis of natural and food products

    • Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2017-06-02 17:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • This call invites applications for one (1) postdoctoral researcher with experience in Analytical Chemistry under the scope of the project “M1420-01-0145-FEDER-000005 - Centro de Química da Madeira - CQM+” cofunded by PROGRAMA OPERACIONAL REGIONAL DA MADEIRA 2014-2020 (MADEIRA 14-20).
      TOPIC 2: Analytical chemistry (Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry techniques) applied to the isolation and analysis of natural and food products.

    • Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2017/008-PDG
    • Required Degree: Ph.D.
    • Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry,
    • Duration: 2018-08-31
    • Salary: € 1 495.00


This call is under the scope of the project “M1420-01-0145-FEDER-000005 - Centro de Química da Madeira - CQM+” cofunded by PROGRAMA OPERACIONAL REGIONAL DA MADEIRA 2014-2020 (MADEIRA 14-20).CQM+ is a project hosted by ARDITI - Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation and has as direct beneficiary the CQM – Centro de Química da Madeira/Madeira Chemistry Research Centre. The aim of the operation is to strengthen the research and innovation potential of CQM, to increase its critical mass and to strengthen research and innovation in the thematic areas identified as priorities  by the Research and Innovation Smart Specialization Strategy of Madeira (RIS3-RAM): "Health and Well-being", "Agro-Food Quality", "Bio-Sustainability" and the "Marine Resources and Technologies".CQM is a national R&D institution supported and internationally evaluated by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The research center is hosted by the University of Madeira, which is located in Madeira Island, Portugal.  The research center performs world-class research in the fields of Natural Products and Materials and is currently reinforcing its research team with highly motivated and qualified researchers coming from all over the world. The recruited personnel will integrate a young, dynamic, and multicultural team focused on the development of new solutions for the improvement of human health, agri-food quality, and bio-sustainability (including the sustainable use of marine resources) aimed at improving scientific knowledge and the well-being of the Society.

Applications Closed

  • Requirements and Limitations

    Available Positions: 1

    Required Degree: Ph.D.

    Areas of the required degree: Analytical Chemistry.

    Evaluation Criteria:

    Candidates will be evaluated and ranked based on their Curriculum Vitae (maximum 30 points), research activity (scientific/technological production; maximum 30 points), and research proposal (maximum 30 points). The 3 best-ranked candidates for each position will be invited for interviews (online interviews; maximum 10 points).

    Evaluation Pannel: João Manuel Cunha Rodrigues (President), Helena Maria Pires Gaspar Tomás (Substitute Member), Nuno Nunes (Ph.D. - Member), José de Sousa Câmara (Member).

  • Required Documents:

    CV - Curriculum Vitae / Résumé;

    Complete List of Publications;

    Qualification Certificate - with the ORCID number, RESEARCHID and SCOPUS AUTHOR ID;

    Research Proposal;

    Relevant Supporting Documents;

    ORCID - included in the CV;

    Scopus Author ID;

    ResearcherID - in Portuguese or translated to English and certified;

    Referee (Contact information) - relevant for the evaluation of the application;

    Summary of the scientific and curricular path - brief proposal (maximum 5000 characters) of a 3-year research project according to the work plan.

  • Application Submission

    Application Deadline: 2017-06-02 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2017/008-PDG

    Applications should be submitted in English by email to the following address: . The specific reference to the call must be indicated in the email subject. The applicants should submit a single pdf file containing all the required documents.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation.

    Presently, 6 calls for postdoctoral researchers are open. Interested candidates should only apply for one of these positions.


    • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
    • CQM is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

Contest Information

  • General Information

    Position: Position for a postdoctoral researcher: Analytical chemistry (chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques) applied to the analysis of natural and food products

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2017/008-PDG

    Position Type: Research Grant

    Funding Entity: ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação)

    Place of Work: CQM (Centro de Química da Madeira)

    Host Institution: CQM (Centro de Química da Madeira)

    Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.

    Salary: € 1 495.00

    Postdoctoral Grant free of taxes; ARDITI postdoctoral stipend and regulations are determined by ‘FCT-Fundação para a Ciência Tecnologia’.

    Supervisor(s): João Manuel Cunha Rodrigues .

  • Work Plan
    • Development of scientific research under the topic: Analytical Chemistry (Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry techniques) applied to the analysis of natural and food products;
    • Extraction, purification and characterization (by e.g. Liquid and Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry) of molecules with potential to be used in the pharmaceutical or food industry;
    • Development of new analytical approaches (mainly methodologies related to Chromatographic and Mass Spectrometry techniques) for food safety and quality in natural and processed products;
    • Participation in general CQM activities, such as science spreading and conference/course organization.

Important Dates and Times

  • Contest Dates

    Application Submission: 2017-05-03 17:00:00 until 2017-06-02 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Publication of Results: 2017-07-03

    An email message with the result of the recruitment process will be sent to each applicant.
  • Contract and Schedule

    Contract Duration: 2017-09-01 to 2018-08-31 renewable up to 2020-08-31